Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Thursday August 3rd 7:30- 10:30 PM



The artistry of Bollywood comes alive during this exuberant stage show that fuses live music, dance, and imagery that will thrill lifelong fans and novices alike. Join a passionate group of performers as they trace the evolution of Bollywood, from black-and-white classics to colorful blockbusters, and bring the spirit and romance of India’s grand palaces, mountain vistas, and sweeping mustard fields to Damrosch Park.

Friday August 4th - Tuesday August 8th


This 40-hour course is ideal for serious students, current and aspiring teachers. Participants who pass the written and practical exam and practice teach a minimum of 20 hours outside of the training will be awarded a Bellyqueen Teacher Training certificate of completion, others will receive a certificate of attendance. Deepen your bellydance practice and understanding of teaching tools, anatomy, history, culture, music, business and more with this training.

NOLA Studios, 244 West 54th St, 11th Floor, Studio B, btw 7th & 8th Ave, NYC
$695 adv, $750 after July 4th

More info here

Sunday August 6th 1-5 pm


Saturday August 12th 9am-9pm


 is a day of belly dance workshops headed by Donna Mejia and Somra el Nubia, a lecture by Donna Mejia and an evening showcase of exciting bellydancers from around the U.S.! All of this will take place at the historical Harlem School of the Arts with a reception in their Art Gallery to follow! Meet the dancers, view and buy some local art and let's have a great time together, learning, being entertained and celebrating!

Wednesday August 16th 8-11pm


Don't miss the fun! Belly Dance performances by Tava are exciting, innovative and exhilarating! Belly Dancing with Tava -FREE Call to reserve your table (203) 324-3391
Stick around for DJ & Karaoke with James Daniel Entertainment
The Fez
227 Summer Street 
Samford, CT 06901

Sunday August 27th 1-5pm


EVERYTHING DRUM SOLO INTENSIVE - Shimmies & builds, Pop/Lock/Drop technique & combos, how to hear the music, choreographic and improv techniques: bringing it all together for Beginners and taking it to the next level for Intermediate/Advanced/Pros. Very information-intensive workshop! But please bring your booty! (3hr) $99 Paypal + $4 processing 
click here to link
BELLYWORK INTENSIVE - Exotic bellywork... and getting it into your dance. Intermediate through Pro. (1hr) All 4 hours $125. Paypal + $4 processing. 

Saqra (Seattle, WA) is a powerful dance artist and a master instructor. Her fluidity, grace, and technical skill is highlighted by her friendly demeanor and clear joy of the dance. She did not inherit the diva gene.

Saqra teaches and performs Internationally, and as an award winning dancer and instructor (BD UDA, BDoY, BDoU, Wiggles, many other titles), event promoter, musician, CD & instructional DVD producer and WA state registered hypnotherapist, that probably is enough stuff to a start to explain what she has been doing in belly dance the last 40 years

Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio
29 Alden Street,
Cranford, NY 07106

Sunday August 27th 3:45-5:30pm

Belly Dance Night at Roxy & Dukes

745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey 08812

Sassy Saidi Fun Times with Aasiyah Ali

Get in touch with your inner Saidi during this workshop.

This class will focus on integrating assaya technique into a feminine, modern raqs sharqi choreography. You will be learning a new and playful choreography to a pop style saidi song popular at Egyptian weddings.

If you want to become more confident with assaya handling and technique then you don’t want to miss this class.

No experience is necessary, but an assaya is required. 
Please no canes.

Assaya can often be purchased from either Belly Dance America or Turquoise International. A cane with the hook cut off will also work for learning purposes.

Advanced Purchase $30 / At the Door $40
Advanced purchase available from July 26th through August 21st

Stay after the workshop for our AMAZING show!
Show details can be found here:

Thursday August 31st - September 2nd

RAQS WITHOUT BORDERS supports dance artists in a dynamic, inclusive and intellectually engaging environment, contributing to community and a thriving, sustainable New York City. 

Second Annual Middle Eastern and North African Dance Festival, RAQS WITHOUT BORDERS, from 08/31/17 to 09/02/17 in New York City

• Opening gala show on 08/31/17 at the University Settlement Theater, NYC from 7:30-9:30pm.
• Dance workshops on 09/02/17 from 12pm-5pm with a lunch break:
12-2pm: a sassy-classy oriental saidi master workshop, taught by Torkom Movsesiyan. Bring your own cane/stick!
2-3pm: Lunch break.
3-5pm: an Egyptian shaabi master workshop with Jacques Alasmar.
5-6pm: Dinner on your own.
• Competition and a closing gala show on 09/02/17 from 6:30-9:30pm at the American Center for the Alexander Technique:
First/second/third place: solo performer category to compete for King/Queen of Raqs Sharqi. First place winner of King/Queen of Raqs Sharqi will receive a full 2018 VIP package access.
Troupe/Group category winner will receive a certificate.
Children category will receive a certificate.
ALL competition winners will receive a certificate!
• For more information on workshop price, VIP package, gala show tickets, and competition registration, visit www.torkomada.weebly.com or call (347)-512-0541 or email totymov@gmail.com.
• Payment plans and early bird registration available. VIP Package includes two gala show tickets, two dance workshops, competition, your performance, and a certificate of completion.
Reserve your spot now because space is limited!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


July 8th 11am- 8pm

The NICE Festival
A Multi-Cultural Celebration with Food, LIVE Music & Dance, Arts & Crafts. All ages welcome.

July 8, 2017 from 11:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Oyster Shell Park, North Water Street
Norwalk, Connecticut

Free Admission

Please Note:
Bring your blankets and chairs.
NO Coolers or Glass containers permitted.

More Info: https://www.norwalknice.org/

July 8th 7pm

67 Randolph Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 1261
Doors Open at 7:00. Show Starts 7:30pm on the Dot.  
$15 per person.  
An inspiring night filled with Beautiful Belly Dancers dancing to traditional music. And of course you'll see a Dynamic Disco Duet to a flash of good old 70's music. Expect Wings, Veils and lots of Shimmering 

July 14 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Katerina Shereen 
in CT

  • July 19th 5:30-7

Belly Dance with Erzulie

Erzulie is a celebrated Boston performer and has a decade of teaching experience so let her introduce you to the magical arts of belly dance. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes, bare feet or dance shoes and be ready to shimmy! $12 per person.


401 Shewville Rd.
Ledyard, CT

July 19th 8-9pm

Tava at the Fez

July 21-23

BellyRhythum Retreat

Dalia Carella Presents: Annual Summer Immersion, July 21 - 23, 2017

Teachers: Dalia Carella, Diane Hutchinson, Mariyah and Nahoko Sugiyama

Class Location: Nola Studios, 254 West 54th Street, NYC

**Early Bird Special** For a limited time, you can purchase all 6 classes plus a Gala ticket for $350 - save $115! Hurry, this special deal will expire on July 8th, 2017! (Day passes and individual classes also available.) 

Gala Show, Sunday July 23, 7-9 pm
Featuring Seminar Teachers and Participants. Special Guest Artists and Surprise Performers!!!!
Location: TBA
Tickets: $20 at door

July 22nd 5-8pm

Bellydance with Mayte

Sunday, June 4, 2017


June 1st

Aszmara's Belly Dance Clinic

This 4 Week Series Deeply Explores Aspects of this Beautiful Art Form that is perfect for all styles of Belly Dance to enhance your vocabulary. Invaluable as Teacher Training.
All levels are welcome, beginners to professionals. 

June 1st: Hip Energy 
$25 per class $100 for the whole Series

To Register: 
Contact Aszmara via Facebook or Aszmara@Aszmara.com

June 3rd
Aszmara's Master Class Series
Sword; Touching Heaven & Earth 

Aszmara takes you on our own internal dance journey so we can get deep within ourselves. A true artist does not imitate dance moves but becomes them and embodies the music. By touching Heaven and Earth, we are suspended between the two where the mind, body, and spirit dance freely.

Must Pre-Register - Workshop Limited to 15 Participants
$50 Pre-Registered one week prior to Master Class
$55 at the Door
Contact Aszmara via facebook or Aszmara@Aszmara.com
Last Master Class until October


Discover the many meanings of mudras, embody a Sanskrit sloka, whirl like a dervish—Andrea’s workshop will compare devotional dances of India & the Middle East, contrasting the physical practices of dance forms from the Indian sub-continent and West Asia. After experiencing these dances in our bodies, the workshop will conclude with an audiovisual presentation to guide you in gathering further knowledge of these dance forms.
$65 (non-refundable)
at Dance Dimensions, 15 Cross St. Norwalk, CT

June 1st - 4th

Tonight! workshop spots are still available. Get a chance to study with incredible teacher Colleena Shakti. 
Friday, June 2: 6-9 p.m (3 hrs total)



This immersive week with Colleena Shakti focuses on two primary Rasa (sentiments) expressed in Indian dance: Vira (the heroic) and Sringara (the romantic). Through careful dance instruction, and free form discourses, the mood of Indian art will unfold gracefully for the Rasika. We invite dancer’s who wish to look deeper into the artistic process, as well as provide a link between an artistic path and the path of the Yogi. 

Where: All workshops will be held at Nola Rehearasl Studios: 250 west 54th st. 11th floor in Studio C

When: June 1-4th, 2017

June 5th -July 31st

I Can Shimmy!
Now What?
Audie can show you!

Aspiring Belly Dance Performers Class! 
Mondays in June & July (6/5 to 7/31)
Verona Yoga 546 Bloomfield Ave Verona, NJ

This is a lively class especially made for dancers who have been training for a while and would like to work on performance techniques. In this class we will cover:

* Props: Veils, Cane, Zills
* Stage presance
* Genre specific costuming
* Choreographing a Solo
* Live Music Performing
* Troupe Practice

PLUS: There will be several opportunites to perform at local venues.

Drop-Ins $15/class
Pay for the full session (8 weeks): $85
Pay monthly (4 classes): $45
You can Purchase Tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/audie-odum-stellato-6459158813

June 9th

Audie LOVES Shabbi! What is Shaabi? Imagine Hip Hop translated into modern Egyptian street culture. It's energetic, sassy and fun! During this workshop Audie will breakdown the traditional movements of Belly Dance. Then fast forward to modern day Cairo. Egyptian moves to electronic dance music! hmm... Sounds like a PARTY!


June 10th
10am to 5pm

Main Street Ossining, NY

will be performing
at 3pm
Market Square.

The annual Village Fair is planned by the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce and has become one of the Hudson Valley’s favorite “go-to” community fairs. “It’s a day when the Chamber & the Community at-large show their spirit and dedication”.

On average the fair sees 200 vendors spaces sold and 15,000 happy fair-goers attending the one-day event in historic downtown Ossining. In addition to the wonderful vendors, the fair has plenty of great food, rides for children, local performance demonstrations and 3 stages of entertainment.

June 21st  8pm
Tava at The Fez
227 Summer St.
Stamford, CT

Join Tava each month for bellydance night at The Fez, Stamford’s only Moroccan restaurant.
Tava will perform TWO sets at 8 and 8:30pm
Delicious food, bellydancing and great company right in the heart of Fairfield County.

Mind, Body, Spirit 2017
Free outdoor workouts!


Mind, Body, Spirit - Ossining 2017 Summer means outdoor workouts – get ready for the Town of Ossining’s second year of Mind, Body, Spirit – Ossining outdoor fitness and wellness classes! Partnering with local businesses, Ossining’s best wellness and fitness experts will be hosting FREE outdoor classes in Town and Village parks throughout the summer

Sunday June 25th 11am  

**Free class with Delphi Dance Ensemble**
Louis Engel Waterfront Park 
Westerly Road
Ossining, NY


Learn some belly dance moves..
Have fun, make some new friends, smile, feel good.
Enjoy the benefits of sharing dance by dancing with the Delphi sisters.
We would LOVE to see you there!!!

*Check out the other wonderful free classes available on the town website and facebook page!